Keywords

Mathematical ability, Mental rotation, Spatial ability, Visualization

Abstract

The primary focus of this study examines the effectiveness of the CRIOSAT (Computerized Rotational Isometric and Orthographic Spatial) spatial ability treatment on a random sample of middle school students’ (n=137) spatial ability as measured by the Purdue Spatial Visualization Test: Rotations Test (PSVT-ROT) (Guay, 1977). The secondary focus of this study investigates the relationships between mathematical achievement, problem solving preferences, and spatial ability. The secondary focus was tested on a subsample (n=41), with the problem solving preferences measured via the Mathematical Processing Instrument (MPI) (Suwarsono, 1982). Findings indicated no significant gains in spatial ability scores after students’ use of the CRIOSAT treatment; while some increases in spatial ability took place in males. Significant positive correlation was identified between mathematics achievement and spatial ability; while conversely, a significant negative correlation was found between mathematics achievement and level of visual problem solving used by students.

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Graduation Date

2010

Semester

Spring

Advisor

Haciomeroglu, Erhan Selcuk

Degree

Master of Education (M.Ed.)

College

College of Education

Department

Teaching and Learning Principles

Format

application/pdf

Identifier

CFE0003033

URL

http://purl.fcla.edu/fcla/etd/CFE0003033

Language

English

Release Date

October 2013

Length of Campus-only Access

3 years

Access Status

Masters Thesis (Open Access)

Subjects

Dissertations, Academic -- Education, Education -- Dissertations, Academic

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Education Commons

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